* Get your name here! (Check out bullet-point three in Comments)
I've forgotten about all the handy dns forwarding addresses I've secured over at http://freedns.afraid.org.
Let me share my favorite at the moment with ya. Instead of using http://amateurzen.us to get to my homepage,
you can instead use http://zen.neon.org. Sweeet. By next week, I'll have secured one that contains the term
'libre' and maybe 'radio' too, and I'll take that and run with it, 'cause let me admit one thing:
'amateur' was not neccessarily a wise choice of terms to include in my base url.
For mass-appeal, it's just slightly too tricky to spell.
I've settled on a couple of new principles by which this establishment will live:
00:02:00 minute breaks @ 00:15:00 minute increments, approximately (See Breaks section below). Call it a "bathroom song", if you will, OR:
Put your station ID or your bogative underwriting/advertisement over it. We call those "liberties". You can take 'em.
Of course, I'd love for you to listen to me credit the tracks and rant & ramble.
I have so little respect for reigning financial services industry that I would like to cut as many of their tentacles as possible out of the dealings of amateurzen.us, Libreyana, and any other future online projects of mine. I'm currently trying to iron out details of how I can best take advantage of all of the new tools being built upon the blockchain core of Satoshi's bitcoin (BTC). Eventually, I'll probably offer an official not-for-profit pledge. It is very unlikely that I'll ever ask for any official decree of status from the government of the great-state of the USG. I believe that the nature of the blockchain makes my activity inherently transparent. At the moment, there are two components that need worked out: What is the best service I can offer to those who want to use a major debit/credit card or a major online money-changer to send currency my way so that it is already converted to BTC by the time I receive it. I think Coinbase may provide some service like this. Secondly, and double-edged, how to get those artists and labels I feature that don't already own a BTC (or exchangeable, alternative digital currency) wallet to GET a wallet so that I can begin sending those artists a proportion of the donations I receive for each show. At this point, I'm close to sure I can send any Tweeder user a BTC tip via [@Changetip](http://changetip.com). This is probably the best solution for now. This idea is getting intertwingled with the idea of a "label" of a sort which utilizes a multi-signature lockbox for operational expenses. Apparently, I'm trying to build a label without (neccessarily) prior consent of the artists whose free cultural work the label is built upon. Once I get some actual rules laid down, the transparency of the blockchain should act as an unprecedented shield against dishonest accounting. Okay - that's probably enough rambling text for one week. Talk to me at ao AT amateurzen.us if your interested in any of this or if you have any approximate expertise to offer.
Since I'm going on about finances, let me spend a moment thanking Zeronode IRC user SaltyHash for his generous Litecoin (LTC) payments for nearly every episode he's consumed of the Amateur Zen 'Cast and its recent reiteration known as Libreyana. I like to steal the best-practices of the No Agenda Show where and when I can, so SaltyHash retains the credit as Executive Producer for yet another week, and this week I'll start a tradition of adding the "Presented by..." line for the Executive Producer. If there were another contributor(s) over the course of the week who'd contributed more than SaltyHash, they'd have received the credit. Any contributor(s) donating less will then be known by a more general term: Venture Capitalist. Know that I'll be dwelling on the more holistic definition of the term capital, and the beautiful diversity, and the fact that venture = adventure - ad. Now that's something.
OK, lastly, I'm thinking of starting up a Github repository (or an alternative-to) with the purpose of storing these shownotes. One of my goals for this program is to fight against the dead-link tide and keep its container(s) intact and integrous for the long-term. Keeping these documents in a publicly-visible and editable location seems like a feature :)
Maybe some of you'd like to help edit shownotes. Maybe some of the artists I'd feature would like an easy path to edit the data corresponding to their work. Maybe I should figure out how to self-host it, maybe not. I know that there's something better than Google's docs out there waiting for me to discover and/or use it. Wish me luck, and as usual, advice welcome.
Rendering Unto Caesar:
Was Jesus a Socialist?
by Lawrence W. Reed. Published under the Creative Commons™ Attribution 4.0 International License
by FEE (The Foundation for Economic Education)
Direct Link to PDF
New artists this week:
Breaks for Speech:
Shownotes Credits Format:
"Title" (If a single, links to release page. Otherwise, no link here.)
from Album (Links to Album release page.)
by Artist (Links to Artist's homepage, or most appropriate url the Artist self-associates with.)
License (Links to human-readable summary of the public license to use the work.)
*If the "album" is a compilation of a sort, then usually the "by Artist" comes before the "from Album" line.
When I get around to archiving all of these releases in The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine,
I'd like to present a list of those archived urls in a separate section at the bottom of the track list.
Just another thang I'm workin' on.
"Parliament" & "Sky Guide"
from Little Histories
CC™ BY 3.0
...followed by a short excerpt from The No Agenda Show Episode 699
by John C. Dvorak aka [@TheRealDvorak](http://twitter.com/therealdvorak) & Adam Curry aka [@adamcurry](http://twitter.com/adamcurry)
CC™ BY-SA 3.0
from FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape Volume 2 Side A
CC™ BY-SA 3.0
Archived for safekeeping:
Libreyana is produced in the State of Jefferson,
and lives on the web at http://amateurzen.us.
The music you hear is free to copy, modify, and distribute. Tracks are individually licensed and hyper-links are provided to human-readable summaries of those licenses. If you do use this work, the artists ask that you mention (credit) them by name (CC™ BY). Most of them also ask that you Share Alike (CC™ BY-SA). These conditions (which are very easy to satisfy) can be waived by the artist(s) aka author(s) aka creator(s) aka owner(s) of the work for any purpose. Contact the respective creator(s) if you'd like to use their work, but need further and/or more specific permissions. Most of 'em answer their own email.
I rant, ramble, read texts, credit tracks, and arrange these musical selections into a package containing notes and (sometimes) cover art; that work is ©2015 Alex O'Brien, but (hopefully) effectively dedicated to the public domain under the terms of CC™ Zero. I do appreciate attribution (to Alex O'Brien and/or Amateur Zen).
Audio codecs (Ogg, Opus, FLAC) provided by the Xiph.org Foundation: http://xiph.org/
Audio editing performed in Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Notes iterated by Pandoc: http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/
dir2ogg, ls, opus-tools, and cd are also integral to the production of this program :)
Most selections are slightly altered, modified, and/or mixed with other selections. Many tracks are voiced over. My intent is to compose in the spirit of my inspirations: the diverse variety of terrestrial and Internet radio programming I grew up listening to and continue to consume (more "podcasts" these days, thank heavens). There are certain disc-jockey and pre-produced radio "treatments" we, as a society, have grown accustomed to hearing. These include cross-fades, fade-ins, fade-outs, auto-ducks (as Audacity and I call them), voice-overs, stingers and bumpers that may bleed slightly into primary content, etc. The last thing I intend to do is obscure the authorship of the skilled industrialists whose work I feature, or infringe upon their due credit. If you need details on any of these modifications, feel free to ask me at email@example.com.↩